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Vegetable and Fish Tempura

Tempura is like the Japanese version of our fish and chips but infinitely better. The batter is so much lighter. Consequently, it won’t leave you with that queasy feeling people often get after eating greasy food. It is not reserved for fish and potatoes either. The Japanese deep fry everything: from green beans, eggplant and […]

Mexican Taco Bowl

Taco lovers, have you tried a Mexican Taco Bowl? It is a healthy and easy take on the original and much less messy! It doesn’t take too long to throw together, especially if you have rice at the ready. Cook it up for the family for a refreshing summer dinner. Alternatively, prep it on Sunday for a few lunches during the week. These toppings for the bowl are delish but you can change it up with whatever you fancy: substitute rice for quinoa, add some mixed lettuce leaves, or top with vegan cream cheese instead of cheese and sour cream for a dairy-free meal. Let fussy eaters choose their own toppings or eat it deconstructed. It’s a great meal to eat on the back deck on a warm evening and another bonus is that there’s not much washing up. Buen provecho!

Pork Tonkatsu with Cabbage

Pork Tonkatsu is a Japanese dish. It is traditionally served with shredded cabbage, pickled vegetables, rice and miso soup as a set. I recently visited Japan for the first time in ten years and fell in love with Tonkatsu again. I never fully appreciated cabbage until I experienced it in Japan. It is a side for many dishes there and demonstrates that something as simple as shredded cabbage with a sauce can be a delicious accompaniment. It can be a welcome alternative to green salad.
The Tonkatsu set was also very popular with our children in our travels, mostly because of the deep fried crunchy meat, and the sticky rice. It is a good meal to practise using chopsticks for that reason. Whilst Tonkatsu usually uses pork fillets, it is also just as nice with chicken.

Five Ways To Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

Five Ways To Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

The end of the year and Christmas is upon us. This usually means a long list of events for work, school, sport clubs, friends and families. The majority of these events involve indulging in both food and drink. Whether you are dreading weight gain or just that unhealthy feeling from overeating, here are five ways […]

Five ways to stay zen in the lead up to Christmas

As we near the end of the year and Christmas, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the array of activities, events and errands. Don’t despair. Keep things as simple as possible with these five ways to stay zen and by the time Christmas rolls around you will still be one happy, carolling Santa elf. Her […]

Big Green Breaky

There’s nothing like getting a big, delicious avocado in The Organic Place fruit and veggie bag. I love how they can add that extra tasty goodness to almost anything, as well as all those amazing health benefits. Vitamins, folate, magnesium, potassium; you name it, avocado has it. We love it at our place as a […]

My Organic Story – Alisha

Alisha is our new administration officer at The Organic Place but she is no stranger to an organic lifestyle. Very early on in life, Alisha cottoned on to the fact that her body reacted badly to pesticides. Ever since she could cook for herself, Alisha has purchased organic produce. She loves that her family reap […]